Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG)


The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) works to: advocate, collaborate, raise awareness, lead and build capacity for open access to all the outputs of scholarship in Australia and New Zealand. 

We support the Open Knowledge foundation of definition of “Open”, i.e. that anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share content for any purpose. We also support the right of authors to retain their copyright and to be attributed for their work.

The outputs of scholarship include, but are not limited to, preprints, peer reviewed scholarly manuscripts, data, software, theses, books, and monographs.

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Position paper

10 May 2019

This statement outlines the reasons behind the urgent need for the development of a strategic approach to Australia’s open scholarship environment to benefit researchers, research funders, and end users, including industry and the community.


8 Feb 2019

This is a joint response prepared by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, the peak leadership organisation for 39 university librarians in Australia. Broadly we support the intent of Plan S, however in summary we believe that the implementation guidelines need particular attention.

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29 Nov 2018

CAUL and the AOASG have released this joint statement about the importance of Open Scholarship. The statement responds to recommendations in the Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research report recently released by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training.

Blog post

8 Dec 2015

The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and Creative Commons Australia welcome the new initiatives in the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

In a modern world both publications and the data underlying them are equally important parts of research and their value and potential...

Blog post

27 Nov 2015

Specialist scholarly books, or monographs, are a vital form of publication for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) scholars globally. However, library spending on books hasn’t kept pace with growth in the number of researchers required to publish a book in order to secure tenure and...

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